Hitler’s minister of propaganda, Josef Goebbels, was the mastermind behind the brainwashing campaign that eventually seduced Germany into joining the Nazi cause. James explores how the virulently anti-semitic Goebbels orchestrated a campaign of hate that paved the way for the Holocaust.
In Berlin—the nerve center of Goebbels’ propaganda network—a monument reveals how spectacular Nazi rituals and pageantry were used to dazzling effect. Today, radicalism is again on the rise in Germany. James joins a hair-raising counter protest on the front lines, and with the help of a documentary filmmaker dissects Goebbels’ cinematic trickery. A Soviet war memorial in a Berlin park tells a sobering story of the cost of war. James meets an activist who is teaching young Berliners to transform neo-Nazi graffiti into art, and at the site of Hitler’s underground bunker, a historian reveals the sinister truth of Goebbels’ final days.